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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Federalism and the burden of textual clarity on the challengers in King v. Burwell

    Federalism and the burden of textual clarity on the challengers in King v. Burwell
    I have a new piece at Politico that follows up on the federalism arguments in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the Obamacare subsidies heard by the Court this week.  Here is an excerpt and link to the full piece:Federalism comes into…
  • Mar 5

    The Secretary of State's E-mail

    The Secretary of State's E-mail
    I have nothing to say about the legalities of Secretary of State Clinton's e-mail practices, except perhaps to note that the reporting on the legal aspects of it (and, as far as I've seen, the general blogging about those aspects) is truly…
  • Mar 5

    Coercion of the States in King--and the federalism canon

    Coercion of the States in King--and the federalism canon
    In the wake of the oral argument in King v. Burwell yesterday, supporters of the challengers (and even somewho support the government’s view) have taken to the newspapers and the blogs in droves to address Justice Kennedy’s…
Rank this Week: 2578

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 5

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. The words “Snow Day!” bring a curl to the lips of all but the gloomiest sourpuss. But this snow day also poses grave hazards. Outside, incessant snow creates slick conditions that…
  • Mar 5

    Opinion analysis: Court adopts broad standards for adjudicating what constitutes a tax discrimination under the 4-R Act

    Opinion analysis: Court adopts broad standards for adjudicating what constitutes a tax discrimination under the 4-R Act
    Neither side came away with a clear victory in the Court’s decision in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., as the Court remanded the case to the Eleventh Circuit. Again. The clear loser in the case is the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 12

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1287

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Mar 5

    Special Needs Students — Discipline and Bullying in the School

    Special Needs Students — Discipline and Bullying in the School
    Hello All: I will be speaking Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 to a Parent group in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and they have graciously opened it up to other parents who may want to attend.  It’s not far from the Ben Franklin for any…
  • Feb 2

    New Education Law in NJ Would Allow Sign Language as a World Langauge

    New Education Law in NJ Would Allow Sign Language as a World Langauge
    The New Jersey Senate Education Committee just approved a new bill for submission to the full Senate that would require school districts to accept proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) as satisfying any state or local world…
  • Jan 27

    Adults with Autism

    Adults with Autism
    Saw this article today put out by Public Broadcasting about seeking to have more thought and supports put into adult services for people on the autistic spectrum. Parents are very rightly focused on special education services for their…
Rank this Week: 1930

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 5

    Do Hillary Clinton's Defenders Have Any Non-Embarrassing Arguments?

    Do Hillary Clinton's Defenders Have Any Non-Embarrassing Arguments?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhile the rest of the legal world chews over yesterday's Supreme Court oral argument in King v. Burwell, I am on vacation.  The other big story that I have been following between tourist stops is the proto-scandal…
  • Mar 4

    Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?

    Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?
    by Michael DorfIn the aftermath of the King v. Burwell oral argument, what I have previously called "SCOTUS kremlinology" now commences: Lawyers and law professors will dissect every question asked by the various Justices and even…
  • Mar 3

    Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. Burwell

    Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. Burwell
    By Eric SegallI had the pleasure of debating Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon on the issue of King v. Burwell and the legality of federal subsidies on federal exchanges…
Rank this Week: 180

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Mar 5

    Podcast: Can a few words shut down Obamacare?

    Podcast: Can a few words shut down Obamacare?
    Jonathan H. Adler from Case Western Reserve University and Nicholas Bagley from the University of Michigan join National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen to analyze the core constitutional arguments in the latest Obamacare…
  • Mar 5

    How does an argument over four words suddenly become a big deal constitutionally?

    How does an argument over four words suddenly become a big deal constitutionally?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the King v. Burwell case about Obamacare has moved to a core constitutional argument about Congress and state governments.
  • Mar 4

    Supreme Court Obamacare challenge takes shape, finally

    Supreme Court Obamacare challenge takes shape, finally
    After 80 minutes of arguments on Wednesday, the latest Supreme Court battle over Obamacare has apparently come down to two Justices, the literal meaning of eight words and a direct constitutional question.
Rank this Week: 566

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Mar 5

    NYC Kids Say, "De Blasio, Tear Down This Pipeline."

    NYC Kids Say, "De Blasio, Tear Down This Pipeline."
    Too many New York City children are standing in their schools wondering if they are in a prison instead. Because that is how they are being treated. Many people have heard the term School-to-Prison Pipeline. It's the disturbing nationwide…
  • Mar 4

    5 Takeaways After Watching 'The Hunting Ground,' the New Documentary on Campus Sexual Violence

    5 Takeaways After Watching 'The Hunting Ground,' the New Documentary on Campus Sexual Violence
    Agonizing. Enraging. Inspiring. These are a few words that came to mind after watching "The Hunting Ground," a new documentary on campus sexual violence that opened this past weekend. Like "The Invisible War," the Oscar-nominated documentary…
  • Mar 4

    Ignore the Drumbeat of Doom, the NSA’s Call Records Program Didn’t Stop a Single Terrorist Attack

    Ignore the Drumbeat of Doom, the NSA’s Call Records Program Didn’t Stop a Single Terrorist Attack
    Do you hear that? It's starting. The predictable drumbeat of dire warnings about what will happen if portions of the Patriot Act – the post-9/11 law being used to conduct controversial NSA dragnet surveillance – are allowed to…
Rank this Week: 111

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 1885

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 284

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Mar 5

    LegalEyes for March 5, 2015

    LegalEyes for March 5, 2015
    by Caroline CoxRobert Barnes reports for The Washington Post on the oral arguments for King v. Burwell and observes that the Court seemed to split along ideological lines in questioning during the case.Linda Greenhouse argues in The New York…
  • Mar 4

    ACA Functions on More Than a Few Words Stripped of Their Context, a King .v Burwell Recap

    ACA Functions on More Than a Few Words Stripped of Their Context, a King .v Burwell Recap
    by Jeremy LeamingFollowing oral argument in the latest effort to topple the Affordable Care Act, SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston says a major part of the private discussions among Supreme Court justices will center on the harm they could do…
  • Mar 4

    LegalEyes for March 4, 2015

    LegalEyes for March 4, 2015
    by Caroline CoxToday, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments for King v. Burwell. Robert Schlesinger writes in U.S. News that a Supreme Court decision against the government would result in both human and political misery. ACS President…
Rank this Week: 3557

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Act of God?

    Act of God?
    Let us return, briefly, to the Peach Tree State where they keep deciding not to kill Kelly Gissendaner for reasons that have nothing to do with their urgent desire to kill Kelly Gissendaner.You'll recall that she was to be killed Wednesday…
  • Feb 28

    Perilously Close

    Perilously Close
    Linda Carty is on death row in Texas, convicted of the abduction and murder of her neighbor, Joana Rodriguez.  Lise Olsen in the Houston Chronicle:Her conviction rested on the prosecution's theory that Carty, a former school teacher from…
  • Feb 25

    One Killing that Didn't Happen and One Killing that Won't

    One Killing that Didn't Happen and One Killing that Won't
    First to Georgia where the Board of Pardons and Paroles said it reviewed the record and the pleas from lawyers and 21 witnesses.  And then offered Kelly Gissendaner the finger.Die, bitch! Fuck you!Which would seem to have ended…
Rank this Week: 637

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Alabama Supreme Court Upholds State's Tuition and Scholarship Tax Credit Law

    Alabama Supreme Court Upholds State's Tuition and Scholarship Tax Credit Law
    In Magee v. Boyd, (AL Sup. Ct., March 2, 2015), the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality under the state constitution of Alabama's law creating a refundable income tax credit to parent of students in failing schools to be…
  • Mar 5

    District Court Invalidates Nebraska Bans on Same-Sex Marriage

    District Court Invalidates Nebraska Bans on Same-Sex Marriage
    In Waters v. Ricketts, (D NE, March 2, 2015), a Nebraska federal district court issued a preliminary injunction, effective March 9, prohibiting enforcement of the state's laws that bar same-sex marriage and recognition of same-sex…
  • Mar 5

    6th Circuit En Banc Hears Arguments In Arab Festival Proselytization Case

    6th Circuit En Banc Hears Arguments In Arab Festival Proselytization Case
    Yesterday the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, heard oral arguments in Bible Believers vs Wayne County. (Audio of full oral arguments.)  In the case, a 3-judge panel last year, in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the…
Rank this Week: 52

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 5

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel
    Anton R. Valukas, for Jenner & Block, Report to Board of Directors of General Motors Company Regarding Ignition Switch Recalls (2014).W. Bradley WendelOne of the most interesting things written about professional responsibility in 2014 is…
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
  • Mar 3

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?
    Chris William Sanchirico, As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Omri MarianAs I was sitting down to draft this review of Chris Sanchirico’s paper, I…
Rank this Week: 3013

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Mar 4

    Florida Man Kills Neighbor, Brings Body to Lawyer's Office

    Florida Man Kills Neighbor, Brings Body to Lawyer's Office
    From the incomparable Florida Man Twitter account, I learned of this strange story of a man who claims he killed his neighbor in self-defense, and who brought the body with him to his attorney's office. From the News Press article:A Lee…
  • Mar 3

    Proposed California Ballot Initiative Would Punish Homosexuality With Death, Vigilantism, Banishment

    Proposed California Ballot Initiative Would Punish Homosexuality With Death, Vigilantism, Banishment
    Shifting gears from my last post on Iowa's bill to prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors, I recently learned about this outrageous ballot initiative that was recently proposed in California. The Huffington Post reports on…
  • Feb 26

    Iowa Bill Would Prohibit Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minor

    Iowa Bill Would Prohibit Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minor
    So reports the Des Moines Register:A bill that would ban Iowa mental health professionals from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay patients under age 18 was approved by the Iowa Senate Human Resources Committee Wednesday on a…
Rank this Week: 2308

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 731

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Mar 4

    Snow has closed the courts. I am working from home today.

    Snow has closed the courts. I am working from home today.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Today is the second time this year that court…
  • Mar 3

    The magic of eliminating a**hole from your vocabulary.

    The magic of eliminating a**hole from your vocabulary.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     It can be tempting for me to think of various…
  • Mar 1

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Now online is the D.C. Bar monthly magazine's…
Rank this Week: 477

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 4

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Ammunition Regulation

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Ammunition Regulation
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale, the Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of a voter initiative, Measure C, prohibiting possession of "a…
  • Mar 4

    Obamacare Subsidies May Turn on Federalism, Constitutional Avoidance

    Obamacare Subsidies May Turn on Federalism, Constitutional Avoidance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the case testing whether IRS tax subsidies to health-insurance purchasers on a federally-facilitated exchange violate the ACA. We…
  • Mar 3

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges to Discontinue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges to Discontinue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a per curiam opinion in excess of 130 pages, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered certain probate judges to 'discontinue the issuance of marriage licenses to…
Rank this Week: 44

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Rural Call Completion Update: Final Rules Now in Effect

    Rural Call Completion Update: Final Rules Now in Effect
    As we reported late last year, a few of the FCC’s revisions to its rules concerning rural call completion had to be run past the Office of Management and Budget before they could take effect. According to a notice in the Federal…
  • Mar 4

    Update: Most, But Not All, New E911 Rules Set to Take Effect in April

    Update: Most, But Not All, New E911 Rules Set to Take Effect in April
    As we reported last month, the Commission has adopted a new set of E911 standards designed to improve E911 location capability. The FCC’s Fourth Report and Order setting forth those standards has now been published in the Federal…
  • Mar 4

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Digital Remote Pickup Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Digital Remote Pickup Proceeding
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM/O) that resolved some questions related to broadcast remote pickup (RPU) authorizations and proposed a number of changes to the RPU rules. (Among the…
Rank this Week: 864

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Mar 3

    Report on Group V Debate — Six Candidate

    Report on Group V Debate — Six Candidate
    Yesterday I attended the Coral Gables Forum candidates’ debate for Coral Gables Commission Group V election. This is the race with the most candidates, making the events most difficult – they’re not real debates, and every…
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
Rank this Week: 25

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 3

    Israel, Iran and American Diplomacy

    Israel, Iran and American Diplomacy
    Some people are angry at Israel because they are against Israel. But some of us are angry because we care so much about its survival and think it is being stupid. Popular foreign policy here and everywhere is about waving swords and shooting…
  • Feb 24

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot
    In this world the grossest of inhumanity is euphemistically described as ethnic cleansing. The mutli-directional genocide of the old Yugoslavia has become routine. Boko Haram takes aim at education and at religious difference in Africa,…
  • Feb 17

    The American Melting Pot

    The American Melting Pot
    I’d like to share with you some thoughts that came out of a short piece I was asked to write about the Roberts Court. I’d like to dedicate this commentary to Yusor Abu-Salha, who spoke on NPR’s Story Corps about how…
Rank this Week: 2993

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
Rank this Week: 667

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Mar 3

    AU and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: This Year’s Fight Had a Few Surprise

    AU and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: This Year’s Fight Had a Few Surprise
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeIn our last update on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), we asked all of our members and supporters to reach out to their legislators and tell them to reject any amendment that would create…
  • Feb 26

    State RFRA Updates: Good News and Bad New

    State RFRA Updates: Good News and Bad New
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe recent flood of state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills continues. We oppose these bills because they could allow not just individuals, but also private corporations, to violate important…
  • Feb 23

    A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the State

    A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the State
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral state legislatures are pushing Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills, which many have dubbed “licenses to discriminate.” These bills could allow people to disregard non-discrimination,…
Rank this Week: 1862

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Mar 3

    What Changed the FCC Chairman’s Mind?

    What Changed the FCC Chairman’s Mind?
    On the occasion last week of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s passage of “net neutrality” regulations, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Commission, announced that it was “the proudest day of my public policy…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
Rank this Week: 4793

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Mar 3

    Los jueces de la Corte frente al Gobierno 1984-2014 (ranking con muchas aclaraciones)

    Los jueces de la Corte frente al Gobierno 1984-2014 (ranking con muchas aclaraciones)
    Como consideración previa, nos remitimos al post anterior "La Corte frente al gobierno" en donde explicamos cómo determinabamos los "casos políticamente perfilados" (CPPs) y tabulábamos votos "a favor" y "en…
  • Mar 2

    La Corte frente al Gobierno, 1984-2014.

    La Corte frente al Gobierno, 1984-2014.
    ¿Entre 0 y 100, cuán común es que la Corte falle -o haya fallado- "a favor" o "en contra" del gobierno?Digresión I (aritmética): la pregunta es incompleta porque no importa sólo el porcentaje, sino…
  • Feb 23

    Difusión | Miércoles 25F: presentación de "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina"

    Difusión | Miércoles 25F: presentación de "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina"
    Sin exagerar ni un poco, el mejor libro que se ha editado en su categoría y tema: hace un par de meses hicimos aca una breve reseña de la monumental "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" -obra colectiva dirigida por Alfonso…
Rank this Week: 532

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Homeland Security Blanket

    Homeland Security Blanket
    It is amusing to watch Republicans' inability to govern their own lunatic ward d/b/a the House of Representatives.  House Speaker John Boehner's orange hue is starting to pale as he attempts to…
  • Feb 27

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out
    What does it mean that your typical Republican does not believe in global warming or evolution, but does believe that Christianity should be established as this country's national religion?  According to a recent Public Policy…
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
Rank this Week: 80

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 262

Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Convention of states?

    Convention of states?
    The question is often asked, what good would new amendments do? Wouldn't the powers that be just ignore them like the original?Actually, there is substantial compliance with the Constitution for those passages that are totally unambiguous.…
  • Sep 2

    Making a difference

    Making a difference
    A number of proposals have been made for reforming government abuses. Here are a few points:DocumentariesDocumentaries have already been done. They have some use in recruiting activists, but almost none for effecting real reforms. If …
  • Aug 20

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism

    Lay v. legal versions of originalism
    There has been a recent debate on the Volokh Conspiracy and the Originalism blog here, here, here, here, and here among Ilya Somin, Michael Ramsey, and Timothy Sandefur, over whether the meanings of the terms used in the U.S. Constitution…
Rank this Week: 4028

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 28

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held
    A protest was held Sunday in North St. Louis to demonstrate against a city bill which would allow the city to condemn property in the city’s third and fifth wards.  The bill is part of attempts to encourage the new National…
  • Feb 28

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property

    CT State Senator Seeks To Ban Takings Of Intangible Property
    A CT state senator wants to ban the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s ability to use its power of eminent domain to seize “intangible property,” such as bus companies’ licenses to carry passengers on specified…
  • Feb 28

    Idaho Sen. Seeks To Restrict Eminent Domain Power

    Idaho Sen. Seeks To Restrict Eminent Domain Power
    The Idaho Senate recently passed a bill which would prevent the use of the power of eminent domain to create hiking trails, bike paths or greenways. The bill, SB 1044, passed the Senate 20-13. It bans the use of condemnation “for…
Rank this Week: 1317

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Feb 27

    Public Records Requests as Contract

    Public Records Requests as Contract
    Record request — boom contract! Okay, it is not that easy, but in all seriousness I think  Colorado’s public record laws should generally be treated as a contractual agreement for public policy reasons. I have alluded to…
  • Feb 11

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law
    There is a strong history of Colorado allowing its citizens access to public records.  Since the beginning in this state, public policy of the state always prioritized a citizen’s right to know and a right of access to public…
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
Rank this Week: 558

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

Covers the First Amendment and public records. By Karl Olson.

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate

    Swastika Display Triggers Hate Speech Debate
    A Sacramento man's display of a swastika on his front lawn has triggered a hate speech debate in California. State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) was joined by a group of veterans, community leaders and fellow legislators February 26…
  • Jun 21

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower

    High Court Protects Public Employee Whistleblower
    The U. S. Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction for public employee whistleblowers. The Court's June 19 decision in Lane v. Franks reiterates that citizens don't surrender First Amendment rights by accepting public…
  • Jun 16

    Will Congress Shield News Media?

    Will Congress Shield News Media?
    Will Congress step in where the U. S. Supreme Court decided not to tread? That's the question facing the news media and advocates of the so-called Free Flow of Information Act now that the U. S. Supreme Court in early…
Rank this Week: 1533

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Must Employers Accommodate A Job Applicant's Religion?

    Must Employers Accommodate A Job Applicant's Religion?
    This was the question posed to the SCOTUS at yesterday's oral argument in the case of EEOC v Abercrombie & Fitch. The case involves the intersection of fashion, commerce and the freedom of religious expression under the First…
  • Feb 23

    Concealed Pistol Legislation and Domestic Violence

    Concealed Pistol Legislation and Domestic Violence
    Last week saw Governor Snyder veto a state house bill involving an overhaul of the concealed pistol license procedures proposed by state senator Mike Green [R-Mayville].  The bill drew the Governor's veto because it would have loosened…
  • Feb 13

    T. David Law Appointed to Novi District Court

    T. David Law Appointed to Novi District Court
    Judge T. David LawTime heals all wounds. This time last year, the district court bench out in Novi was in complete disarray. Judge MacKenzie was being sued by the Oakland County Prosecutor and the feds were sniffing around, while down the…
Rank this Week: 5056

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
Rank this Week: 524

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Feb 25

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group

    Testimony on Religious Freedom for Student Group
    Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in front of the House Education Committee on a bill that would have protected student religious liberty rights on campus. Theresa Lynn Sidebotham testified on February 9, 2015 in…
  • Jan 8

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value

    Employee Religious Beliefs Can Conflict with Employer Value
    What if your religious beliefs as an employee are in conflict with the organization’s basic values? Does it have to accommodate you anyway? Maybe, according to a recent Pennsylvania case.What if your religious beliefs as an employee are…
  • Jan 3

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.

    Labor Unions at Christian Colleges? NLRB Thinks So.
    Can you have a union at a religious college? Only if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can exercise its jurisdiction over faculty members. NLRB has tried to do this several times. Shortly before Christmas in 2014, the NLRB developed a…
Rank this Week: 2554

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!

    Facing Federal Charges? Research Indicates 99% of ALL Federal Defendants Will Be Sentenced!
     Attorney Alan Ellis writes a monthly newsletter that includes information and tips on federal sentencing and post-conviction matters. I just read the following from his February edition:  - Approximately 97% of all federal criminal…
  • Feb 10

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?

    "Everyone's a Suspect" but Why Would the Cops Believe Jay?
    A youngish lawyer in court today asked me about the blog: "What's going on with that podcast?" You may recall that I became engrossed in Serial, the investigative report turned podcast by All Things Considered. I have not been able to…
  • Jan 2

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!
      By now you likely have finished listening to Serial, a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that garnered over 5 million listeners and which I last wrote about weeks ago. Time…
Rank this Week: 1512

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Feb 22

    Bad Proposed Public Records Policy in Arizona

    Bad Proposed Public Records Policy in Arizona
    If Arizona Legislators pass Senate Bill 1339 (2015), they would be sending mixed signals on public records.  The bill intends to weed out burdensome requests, by allowing public records custodians to claim the request “unduly…
  • Feb 3

    Marijuana Sentencing Reform Proposed Legislation

    Marijuana Sentencing Reform Proposed Legislation
    Arizona is seventh in the United States for incarceration rates.  This means that 586 out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated in the state.1 Bureau of Justice Statistics, Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners under the…
  • Jan 9

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona
    I think the state of Arizona needs to seriously consider the Marshall Plan while things are in a state of flux with the death penalty. Both sides have agreed to a time out in the lawsuit seeking to make public Arizona’s execution…
Rank this Week: 2319

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
Rank this Week: 2693

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland
    I was surprised to learn recently from an Irish law professor that Ireland gave its prisoners the right to vote in 2006.  Felon disenfranchisement is such a pervasive fact of life in the United States that many Americans might assume, as…
  • Feb 12

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission released its annual report on police uses of force for 2013.  The report counts 895 incidents in 2013, employing a very broad definition of “use of force” that does not…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
Rank this Week: 257

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
  • Jan 13

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two
    The Adverse Effects of Laptops in the Socratic classroom I blogged quite some time ago about the adverse effects of student laptop use in the Socratic classroom. The issue arose again recently when a junior colleague became concerned about…
Rank this Week: 5057

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 17

    Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?

    Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?
    On the morning of February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo, 26, collapsed at her St. Petersburg, Florida home.  The fall woke her husband of five years, Michael.  He called 911.  Michael Schiavo could not have imagined that,…
  • Jan 4

    Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

    Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine
      Oklahoma state senator Don Barrington will soon introduce a bill to criminalize the wearing of hooded sweatshirts.  Aside from a sweatshirt, any disguising clothing, such as a robe or a mask, would also be a…
  • Dec 30

    Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name

    Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name
    This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and exclusivity of the Supreme Court.  They raised several concerns that have been voiced before, including the lack of cameras in the courtroom, the limited seating…
Rank this Week: 3102

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
Rank this Week: 1291

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1493

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
  • Dec 22

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance
    Alain Leibman writes: Departing from the usual subjects discussed in this space, I wanted in the spirit of the season to share with our readers an example of lawyers giving back to their larger community.  Three years ago, with the…
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
Rank this Week: 1506

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 502

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
  • Jan 26

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?
    Is it possible to get off the sex offender registry in Iowa? If so, how can you get off the sex offender registry? Actually, you can get off the Iowa sex offender registry. The process is cumbersome and having a lawyer who is skilled in the…
  • Jan 25

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?
    When do police have to read you your Miranda Rights? The police are required to read you your Miranda Rights when you are in custody and subject to interrogation. Your Miranda Rights inform you about your right to remain silent and your…
Rank this Week: 2167